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Re: "We Lost All Credibility" - GOP Member of Intel Committee

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Here is another GOP speaking out.    He was the once the G.O.A.T. of the Republican Party...and now????


  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., says Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was motivated at least in part "by a desire" to hurt Hillary Clinton's candidacy.
  • The statement appears to contradict the House Intelligence Committee, which says it disagreed with the intelligence community "with respect to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's supposed preference for candidate Trump."
  • Gowdis the only Republican on the committee who read the underlying surveillance court documents from which the incendiary GOP memo was drawn.
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Re: "We Lost All Credibility" - GOP Member of Intel Committee

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Perhaps each of us should take what Centrist posted together with the firing of Rex Tillerson.   By twitter, no less, ...a deliberate disrespectful act done with the intent to intimidate any who would have any inclination to 'stray' from the gospel according to 'the donald'.  The action an autocrat would take.


'The donald' said with this FIRING, he finally has 'his cabinet' about where he wants it to be.....implying that there are more changes yet to come and that those still there had better watch their Ps and Qs. That means, "Stay Out Of My Way".  This action further solidifies his grasp on power leading to absolute authoritarianism.  Stuff an autocrat does.  


North Korea's Kim has now been shown that he is not the only one with absolute power to do whatever he wishes..  'The donald' has demonstrated he too has equivalent power and the necessary ruthlessness to execute it [no pun intended].So....what 'the donald' says goes and you better believe it.


I think 'the donald' viewed himself at a disadvantage with Kim.  He clearly had 'restraints back home' that would prevent him from doing whatever he wanted as Kim could and does.  In the mind of 'deal makers' it's important to be on even footing when you enter 'negotiations'.  In this case the currency being thrown around is human lives.  


Add in his current actions regarding the Iran agreement and the other authoritarian powers in the Middle East and a pattern begins to emerge.  The RRRR and their captive Republican Party will be pleased,.....he's 'getting it done'. 


Maybe so, but at what cost internally to our Nation?  There will be no going back once the tipping point has been crossed. Once the People relinquish power to an autocrat who willingly abrogates their institutions, getting it back you say....IFFY without violence.  It's always been that way and it always will be that way. attention.  It's your least it was until now.

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Re: "We Lost All Credibility" - GOP Member of Intel Committee

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 The Republican's on the House Intelligence Committee just committed a dangerous disservice to our Nation's Security and their reputation. Hopefully they will pay the price in November.

 These Republican's are calling our entire Intelligence Community Liars , but most American's know who's telling the truth and who is covering up crimes against our Nation.

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"We Lost All Credibility" - GOP Member of Intel Committee

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Republican member of House Intel Committee says it has 'lost all credibility'


After the House intelligence committee announced it was shutting down its probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a Republican who sits on it said he believes the committee has lost its credibility.


"We have gone completely off the rails, and now we're basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day's news," GOP Rep. Tom Rooney said during an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
Earlier this month on "OutFront," Rooney called for the probe to end.
"We have lost all credibility and we're going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately," he said Monday. "So in that regard, that's why I called for the investigation to end."
The committee is widely expected to issue two competing reports: one from Republicans that concludes no evidence of collusion was found, and another from Democrats that argues a case for collusion, as well as spells out all the avenues the committee did not investigate.
Rooney pleaded with the members of his committee to come together before the 2018 midterms. "If we don't get any of these recommendations out before this cycle gets fully underway, then we really have just completely wasted a year of everybody's time," he said. "Hopefully we can salvage something positive out of this."
Rooney said that Republican members are still writing their report, which is expected to conclude that there's no evidence that Russia interfered in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win.
Burnett pressed the congressman on the issue. "I just want to be clear here. The intelligence community had originally said that they believed that the Russian intent was to hurt Hillary Clinton, but as it became clear that Donald Trump was a viable candidate, they then took it further," she said.
"They wanted to explicitly help Donald Trump. So you're saying you do agree?" Burnett asked. "You do concur with that conclusion by the intelligence community which they are standing by tonight?"
"I believe there's evidence of everything that you just said," the congressman replied. "But I also believe there's evidence to where they were trying to wreak havoc on both sides."

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